Part of Florida’s frontier and a bustling center for the cattle industry in the 1800s, Arcadia feels authentically Old Florida. Downtown Arcadia is a delight for history buffs and shoppers who love browsing for antiques, and the historic residential districts have many gems.
The Peace River occasionally goes dry, which is when fossil-hunters arrive to scour the shallows. Otherwise, it’s a popular paddle. Canoe Outpost Peace River can put you out there for a day trip or a multi-day adventure.